The Turkish central government budget registered a deficit of TL 90.1 billion ($14 billion) January to May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry reported Monday.
Turkey's budget revenue reached TL 389.1 billion in the first five months of the year, up 12% year-on-year.
Budget expenditures rose 15.7% on an annual basis to hit TL 479.2 billion from January to May – marking a TL 90.1 billion shortfall.
The budget balance, excluding interest payments, posted a deficit of TL 25.1 billion in the first five months of 2020.
Official figures showed that revenue from taxes surged 6.7% to TL 280.5 billion, while interest payments were TL 65 billion over the same period.
In May, the budget balance also saw a deficit of TL 17.3 billion.
Turkey's budget revenues totaled TL 68.1 billion last month, down 4.8% on a yearly basis.
Budget expenditures in May were TL 55.2 billion, a rise of 2.2% annually.
Excluding interest payments, the central government budget balance saw a gap of TL 7.6 billion last month.
The average U.S. dollar-Turkish lira exchange rate in May was $6.94, while $1 traded for TL 6.41 on average in the first five months of 2020.
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